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Three Texas cases will be featured in the upcoming season of HLN's "Death Row Stories," a true crime documentary series. ... The second episode, set to air on March 25, focuses on Hank Skinner, a Panhandle man convicted of battering his lover with an ax handle and stabbing her adult sons during a ...
Narrated by Academy® Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon and featuring stories told by current and former death row inmates, each episode of Death Row Stories seeks to unravel the truth behind a different capital murder case and poses tough questions about the U.S. capital punishment system.

When hunters walking in the piney woods of Sam Houston National Forest in East Texas found the body of 19-year-old Melissa Trotter on January 2, 1999, her jeans were torn and her shirt was pulled up. There was tissue damage on her face from scavenging animals and a length of pantyhose, which had ...
The long court fight over DNA testing for death row inmate Hank Skinner grew lengthier Wednesday when the state's highest criminal court ordered that a ... Skinner, sentenced to death for the 1993 murder of girlfriend Twila Busby and her two adult sons in the Panhandle city of Pampa, had long pressed for ...
A Gray County district judge ruled against Death Row inmate Hank Skinner this week, saying it was “reasonably probable” that Skinner would have been convicted of a triple murder even if DNA evidence, tested two years ago, had been available at his 1995 trial. Skinner, now 52, was convicted of killing his ...
A district court judge ruled against death row inmate Hank Skinner this week, saying it was “reasonably probable” Skinner would have still been convicted of a triple murder even if recently conducted DNA evidence had been available at his 1995 trial. Skinner was convicted of murdering his girlfriend, Twila ...

... that Hank Skinner is guilty of the murder of Twila Busby and her two sons,” Lauren Bean, a spokeswoman for Abbott's office, said in a statement. “It has been almost 20 years since he was convicted and sentenced to capital punishment for the murders. Skinner got the additional DNA testing he asked for, ...
Lawyers for death row inmate Hank Skinner told a court, in documents filed Friday, that testing on long-sought-after DNA evidence in his case should be enough to forestall his execution. State prosecutors, who also submitted legal arguments on Friday, said the same evidence should convince the judge to ...
Update: It was back and forth between the State and Hank Skinner's defense team, arguing over DNA, something so small, that could make a huge difference. The State still says evidence collected from the 1993 crime scene links Hank Skinner to the murder of Twila Busby and her two sons. But Skinner's defense team says ...
That includes blood from the murder weapon, blood from a jacket left in Busby's home, a rape kit taken from Busby, scrapings from under Busby's fingernails and hairs she was clutching at the time of her death — hairs that likely came from her killer. For more than a decade, Hank Skinner's legal team has ...
When hunters walking in the piney woods of Sam Houston National Forest in East Texas found the body of 19-year-old Melissa Trotter on January 2, 1999, her jeans were torn and her shirt was pulled up. There was tissue damage on her face from scavenging animals and a length of pantyhose, which had ...
The long court fight over DNA testing for death row inmate Hank Skinner grew lengthier Wednesday when the state's highest criminal court ordered that a ... Skinner, sentenced to death for the 1993 murder of girlfriend Twila Busby and her two adult sons in the Panhandle city of Pampa, had long pressed for ...
A Gray County district judge ruled against Death Row inmate Hank Skinner this week, saying it was “reasonably probable” that Skinner would have been convicted of a triple murder even if DNA evidence, tested two years ago, had been available at his 1995 trial. Skinner, now 52, was convicted of killing his ...
A district court judge ruled against death row inmate Hank Skinner this week, saying it was “reasonably probable” Skinner would have still been convicted of a triple murder even if recently conducted DNA evidence had been available at his 1995 trial. Skinner was convicted of murdering his girlfriend, Twila ...
... that Hank Skinner is guilty of the murder of Twila Busby and her two sons,” Lauren Bean, a spokeswoman for Abbott's office, said in a statement. “It has been almost 20 years since he was convicted and sentenced to capital punishment for the murders. Skinner got the additional DNA testing he asked for, ...
Lawyers for death row inmate Hank Skinner told a court, in documents filed Friday, that testing on long-sought-after DNA evidence in his case should be enough to forestall his execution. State prosecutors, who also submitted legal arguments on Friday, said the same evidence should convince the judge to ...
Update: It was back and forth between the State and Hank Skinner's defense team, arguing over DNA, something so small, that could make a huge difference. The State still says evidence collected from the 1993 crime scene links Hank Skinner to the murder of Twila Busby and her two sons. But Skinner's defense team says ...

DNA testing in the case of death row inmate Hank Skinner "confirms" that he is responsible for the deaths of his longtime girlfriend, Twila Busby, and her ... would be to incentivize defendants charged with capital crimes to forgo testing at trial in order to request it at a later date as a tactic to stall execution.
That includes blood from the murder weapon, blood from a jacket left in Busby's home, a rape kit taken from Busby, scrapings from under Busby's fingernails and hairs she was clutching at the time of her death — hairs that likely came from her killer. For more than a decade, Hank Skinner's legal team has ...
That includes blood from the murder weapon, blood from a jacket left in Busby's home, a rape kit taken from Busby, scrapings from under Busby's fingernails and hairs she was clutching at the time of her death — hairs that likely came from her killer. For more than a decade, Hank Skinner's legal team has ...
Down to His Final Meal, Hank Skinner Granted Stay of Execution in Texas Murder Case ... Skinner had been on death row since 1995, after he was convicted of bludgeoning to death his live-in girlfriend, Twila Busby, and stabbing her two mentally disabled sons to death on New Year's Eve in 1993. In the ...
Nearly 20 years after the murder, he maintains his innocence, and for more ... Death row inmate Larry Swearingen during an interview at the ...
... not once, but two different times for the 1990 murder of Robert Laminack. Hank Skinner has been in the headlines for his efforts to have additional DNA testing done. He's on death row for the murders of three Pampa people in the mid 1990's. ... they will all face execution while efforts continue to abolish the death penalty.
... court fight over DNA testing for death row inmate Hank Skinner grew ... Skinner, sentenced to death for the 1993 murder of girlfriend Twila ...
A Gray County district judge ruled against Death Row inmate Hank ... It is clear from all the evidence that Hank Skinner is guilty of the murder of ...
A district court judge ruled against death row inmate Hank Skinner on ... probable” Skinner would have still been convicted of a triple murder even if ... The U.S. Supreme Court granted Skinner a stay of execution in 2010 just ...
Convicted capital murder defendant Henry Watkins Skinner likely would ... it is clear from all the evidence that Hank Skinner is guilty of the murder of Twila ... since he was convicted and sentenced to capital punishment for the murders. ... Skinner, 52, came only 20 minutes from execution in 2010 before the ...
Skinner, 52, came only 20 minutes from execution in 2010 before the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of execution. After extensive legal wrangling, the state of Texas and Skinner's defense team agreed in 2012 to conduct further DNA testing of evidence gathered from 804 E. Campbell St. in Pampa.
Lawyers for death row inmate Hank Skinner told a court, in documents ... DNA evidence in his case should be enough to forestall his execution.
Update: It was back and forth between the State and Hank Skinner's defense team, arguing over DNA, something so small, that could make a huge difference. The State still says evidence collected from the 1993 crime scene links Hank Skinner to the murder of Twila Busby and her two sons. But Skinner's defense team says ...
... consistent with Hank Skinner's DNA profile, but the death row inmate's defense ... Skinner was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to die in the ... about Hank Skinner's guilt are far too great to allow his execution to ...
DNA testing in the case of death row inmate Hank Skinner "confirms" ... at trial in order to request it at a later date as a tactic to stall execution.
Hank Skinner, Texas Death Row Inmate, Granted Stay Of Execution By ... That includes blood from the murder weapon, blood from a jacket left ...
Down to His Final Meal, Hank Skinner Granted Stay of Execution in Texas ... Skinner had been on death row since 1995, after he was convicted of ... in his insistence that he did not murder Twila Busby and her two sons.
Ellis backed the 2011 stay of inmate Duane Buck's execution. As acting governor, Ellis postponed the execution of Hank Skinner in 2011.
Ellis backed the 2011 stay of inmate Duane Buck's execution. As acting governor, Ellis postponed the execution of Hank Skinner in 2011.
The court granted eight stays of execution in 2015, more than ... office and wrote that death row inmate Hank Skinner should be allowed to have ...
Five more remain on death row awaiting their sentences to be carried out. ... not once, but two different times for the 1990 murder of Robert Laminack. Hank Skinner has been in the headlines for his efforts to have additional DNA testing done. ... they will all face execution while efforts continue to abolish the death penalty.
... court fight over DNA testing for death row inmate Hank Skinner grew ... Skinner, sentenced to death for the 1993 murder of girlfriend Twila ...
A Gray County district judge ruled against Death Row inmate Hank ... It is clear from all the evidence that Hank Skinner is guilty of the murder of ...
A district court judge ruled against death row inmate Hank Skinner on ... probable” Skinner would have still been convicted of a triple murder even if ... The U.S. Supreme Court granted Skinner a stay of execution in 2010 just ...
Convicted capital murder defendant Henry Watkins Skinner likely would ... all along: it is clear from all the evidence that Hank Skinner is guilty of the murder ... since he was convicted and sentenced to capital punishment for the murders. ... in 2010 before the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of execution.
Lawyers for death row inmate Hank Skinner told a court, in documents ... DNA evidence in his case should be enough to forestall his execution.
... consistent with Hank Skinner's DNA profile, but the death row inmate's defense ... Skinner was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to die in the ... about Hank Skinner's guilt are far too great to allow his execution to ...
DNA testing in the case of death row inmate Hank Skinner "confirms" ... at trial in order to request it at a later date as a tactic to stall execution.
Hank Skinner, Texas Death Row Inmate, Granted Stay Of Execution By ... That includes blood from the murder weapon, blood from a jacket left ...
Henry "Hank" Skinner came within 45 minutes of lethal injection in March ... from death row at the Polunsky Correctional Institution in Livingston, Texas. .... let alone murder three people that he loved," she told "Larry King Live.
Ellis backed the 2011 stay of inmate Duane Buck's execution. As acting governor, Ellis postponed the execution of Hank Skinner in 2011. Disclosure: Texas Tech University has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune. A complete list of Tribune ...
Ellis backed the 2011 stay of inmate Duane Buck's execution. As acting governor, Ellis postponed the execution of Hank Skinner in 2011. Disclosure: Texas Tech University has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune. A complete list of Tribune ...
Ellis backed the 2011 stay of inmate Duane Buck's execution. As acting governor, Ellis postponed the execution of Hank Skinner in 2011. Disclosure: Texas Tech University has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune. A complete list of Tribune ...


 

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